MGM announces that it is the official title sponsor for the 2017 TrailHiker event, which has been renamed as the “MGM Macau Eco TrailHiker”. Entering its eighth year, the annual TrailHiker event hosts two race-team events, a 10-km and a 30-km, and has grown to approximately 2,000 participants. The event successfully attracts the Macau local community along with international tourists to enjoy physical fitness in Macau’s natural environment while supporting donations made to local charitable organizations.
The MGM Macau Eco TrailHiker is the most popular and the largest Group-Hiking Challenge in Macau. It is now into its 8th year and the event was born out of a strong desire to organize a sports event that involved team entries instead of individual entries. The event aims to promote the green side of Macau, teamwork, environmental awareness and contribution to the community. Each year, there are 2,000 participants joining the event and over 200 volunteers are recruited to ensure the safety of the event.
MGM’s new role as title sponsor evolves from its longstanding support for the Macau TrailHiker. To date, over 1,100 MGM employees from 275 teams across different departments have enthusiastically participated in the 10km Fun & Family and 30km Corporate Challenge courses.
Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited said, “MGM supports the Macau government’s goal to organize major international sports events, and we are proud to be the new title sponsor for this successful event. We look forward to sustaining its future growth. The MGM Macau Eco TrailHiker gives local and global participants an opportunity to simultaneously enjoy the scenic trails of Macau and raise money for a charitable cause – this is one of the reasons that this event is so close to MGM and all of our employees’ hearts, as it closely ties back to our ethos of giving back to the society to create a better tomorrow today.”
Mr. Robert Kirby, Director of Macau TrailHiker Ltd. said, “Promoting health, sports and teamwork among the public while giving back to local charitable organizations is at the heart of Macau Eco TrailHiker. We are very grateful for the overwhelming support received from individuals and corporations which has made this event a success over the past years. We are extremely excited to welcome MGM as our new official title sponsor, and we look forward to welcoming all hiking fans to this meaningful event again soon.”
The registration for the 2017 event will open in late June to early July; further information will be released closer to the date.